Skin Smart: Getting A Healthy Holiday Glow

There’s not much time to undo summertime spots before skin-drying winter creeps up.  To get your dermis in shape before the whirlwind of holiday festivities picks up, book an organic peel-facial hybrid at ModVellum in the Marina.  Instead of being exposed to harsh, skin-irritating products and procedures, ModVellum selects nourishing and healthier alternatives to what is lurking in typical salon bottles.  No pthalates, parabens or chemical-based peels to mess with your pretty face!  ilike and 100% Pure are just a few of the more natural brands lining the spa shelves and incorporated into the treatments.

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I’ve been to ModVellum twice for the 1/2 and 1/2 Facial (equal parts peel and facial) and additional treatments, and you can’t go wrong making an appointment with any of the spa’s aestheticians – Rachel (the owner), Josh* or other staff.  Rachel is a pro at making body waxes tolerable and long-lasting, while Josh’s easy demeanor helps diffuse the pain of extractions (and his mini massage is amazing!).  I chose the seasonal Pumpkin Peel for my 1/2 and 1/2 Facial, followed by a refreshing Seven-Herb Mask and soothing Sour Cherry Mask.  As expected, my skin went through the requisite peeling phase a few days later, but twice-daily applications of Argan Oil kept me hydrated and revealed a smooth complexion within the week.

For being an environmentally-friendly city, legitimate eco salons and spa services in San Francisco are still rare.  So supporting conscious enterprises like ModVellum is a must.  Now go get your pores cleaned and flaunt a healthy holiday glow!

ModVellum is located at 1628 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.  Use their online spa appointment booking program or call 415-310-7354.

*As of the posting of this article, I heard that Josh is no longer at ModVellum.  However, the other staff are just as wonderful – so, like I said, you really can’t go wrong!

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